This GE Profile Series PEM31DFBB mid-size microwave utilizes sensor cook options, including options for cooking popcorn, vegetables and potatoes, reheating items and preparing beverages, for simple use. Weight and time defrost help facilitate thawing.
Electronic touch controls
Provide simple use.
1.1 cu. ft. interior
Offers ample space for food items.
800W of power
Along with 10 power levels thoroughly cook your food.
Sensor cook controls
Deliver custom cook modes to ensure your food is prepared correctly. Weight and time defrost options facilitate the thawing process.
Allows you to easily increase your cook time.
10-5/8" glass turntable
With on/off controls helps ensure even heating.
Optional built-in trim or hanging kits (not included)
Allow for alternate space-saving placement options.
The product arrived damaged and should have been reduced in price. It was supposed to be an "open box" with no cosmetic damage. That was not the product that was received.
Take a look at the picture to see the obvious dent on the upper left edge of the microwave.
Microwave works fine, although it is louder than I expected.
I love this Microwave! We remodeled our kitchen, took out some walls and added an island. Since the range was now in the island and we had fewer upper cabinets, we needed something that would work with our 12" deep uppers. Most microwave options are at least 18" deep, but this one is 12" x 12" x 24 inches. Fit fits perfectly below a 24" wide cabinet that is 12" shorter than the adjacent cabinets to produce a beautiful built-in appearance. It is amazing how well it is designed and how little difference there is in the inside space vs the huge 30" wide units that are 24" deep.
The only downside is that it is 800 watts vs the 1100 watts our prior unit had. You just have to add ~15% more time to compensate. This is a fine compromise for the appearance and space savings. My wife and I love it!
This is a review for the microwave as installed UNDER COUNTER.
Screws go through cabinet directly into four threaded mounting holes on top of microwave. No hanging kit or brackets used.
Purchased from Bestbuy Sept 2019. Replaced 16 year old Spacemaker II.
-Microwave 24-Inch width almost fits 24" under-counter width.
-Unit is easy to use and seems to do well with 800 watts
-Oven is not unattractive but for price I would expect less cheap looking stainless appointments.
-Was able to use previous oven's 10-32 screws for direct mounting.
-Need to leave a 3/16-inch gap on left side because corner of door will gouge finished cabinetry. Oven then protrudes 3/16" on right side. See photos
- No mounting template provided. This is wrong.
- Four top mounting threaded holes do not align with older unit holes. Hole locations are in AU measurement system (Arbitrary Units). Please GE - just use English or Metric units and integral values.
- One or more holes in your cabinet will be close but not close enough requiring a dowel to fill the old hole(s).
- Transferring hole locations to cabinet is very difficult. I made a cardboard template the size of the oven. Made many repeat measurements and transferred drill locations to template. Then stuck very small drills through template to confirm engaged top of oven. Then mounted template to cabinet underside with staples and drilled through the four tiny drill holes. Started small then worked up to 1/4" final hole size.
-This took better part on a whole day to install. To install 4 ding dang screws.
This product dos t offer sufficient time to return
I purchased this microwave and waited over three weeks for my kitchen to arrive and be installed and when we unpacked it realized that it was dented in two places and ghat the warranty is only 30 days
So definitely open your box and test hour microwave as soon as it arrives
Our old built in microwave, a GE Profile model developed problems with the soft touch buttons and needed replacement. Because of size requirements to fit in the same space and the overall reliability of the old unit we bought this GE model as it is the replacement for our old unit. This model is very slightly wider so it fit a little more snugly and it was a little taller requiring the cabinet to be modified.
It looks great installed and works very well. It is quieter than our former unit and the soft touch buttons are a little stiffer to push. The turntable is slightly smaller as well but that has not been an issue. The only complaint I may offer is the control panel is not back lit and is hard to see when the room is a little dark. Beyond that we have no other complaints and have been happy with this purchase.
A:Answer*** UPDATE ***
This is what the install looks like using the trim kit for the GE JE1860SB and the LG LMC2075ST microwave. Overall the fit is good. The one slight imperfection is that the LG microwave sticks out about 1/2" farther that the GE unit did, and hence is no longer perfectly flush. This could perhaps be remedied if was willing to modify the trim kit but this solution was good enough for me. As mentioned in a previous post, I did have to shim the left side (between the microwave and the trim kit stand) about 1/4".
A:AnswerHi Charlie- We certainly appreciate your loyalty! Yes, all 30" over-the-range microwaves are approximately the same width, and are designed to fit into a 30" wide cabinet opening. Each microwave comes with the mounting hardware (mounting bracket, screws, exhaust adapter), top and rear templates, and installation instructions needed to make installation a simple process. This makes choosing a replacement microwave easy. Check out our GE® 1.7 Cu. Ft. Over-the-Range Sensor Microwave Oven JVM6175SKSS. View Quick Specs for dimensions: http://products.geappliances.com/MarketingObjectRetrieval/Dispatcher?RequestType=PDF&Name=JVM6175SK_EK_C3.pdf - Keep in touch! SUE@GEA
A:AnswerHi DB25- The latest model is GE Profile™ Series 1.1 Cu. Ft. Countertop Microwave Oven
PEM31SFSS. It is compatible with GE® Optional 27" Built-In Trim Kit JX827SFSS and Optional 30" Built-In Trim Kit JX830SFSS. We suggest to view the Quick Specs for details including cutout dimensions: http://products.geappliances.com/MarketingObjectRetrieval/Dispatcher?RequestType=PDF&Name=PEM31SF_EF_BM_FM_R2_17.pdf - Trim Kits are not interchangeable. A trim kit consists of the trim frame, as well as an upper, lower, and rear duct that attaches to and encases the microwave inside the cabinet cut-out. It is important to only use the trim kit designed for that model. Thanks for being part of our GE Appliances Family! SUE@GEA
A:AnswerHi WA- Thanks for choosing GE! We certainly appreciate your loyalty. Trim kits are not interchangeable. A trim kit consists of the trim frame, as well as an upper, lower, and rear duct that attaches to and encases the microwave inside the cabinet cut-out. It is important to only use the trim kit designed for that model. GE Profile™ Series PEM31SFSS is the comparable model and compatible with GE® Optional 27" Built-In Trim Kit JX827SFSS and Optional 30" Built-In Trim Kit
JX830SFSS. We encourage you to view the Quick Specs for dimensions: http://products.geappliances.com/MarketingObjectRetrieval/Dispatcher?RequestType=PDF&Name=PEM31SF_EF_BM_FM_R2_17.pdf - Thanks for checking with us! SUEatGEA
A:AnswerHello adny - this is Nancy at GE Appliances and I am happy to help you. The replacement microwave to the JEM31SF01 is the PEM31SFSS. However, if you are going to build it into a cabinet, then the JX827SFSS 27" trim kit or the JX830SFSS 30" trim kit are required. The cutout dimensions for these trim kits are: 15" +/- 1/8" high x 24-7/8" +/- 1/8" wide. I hope this helps! Thanks for checking with us!
A:AnswerHi -Thanks for your loyalty! When replacing a 36" over-the-range microwave (JVM3670SF001), many current 30" over-the-range microwaves offer an optional 36" filler kit (sold separately) to allow it to be installed in a 36" cut-out opening. We suggest GE Profile™ Series 2.1 Cu. Ft. Over-the-Range Sensor Microwave Oven PVM9215SKSS. This model is compatible with Optional 36" Side Filler Panel Kit JX36DSS (sold separately). We know you have choices and appreciate the trust you've placed in us! Enjoy - Sue
A:AnswerWe just replaced a GE Profile JEM31 with a GE Profile PEM31. The installer didn't think it would fit and just left the unit and trim kit w/ us and said 'good luck'. However, in our case the replacement unit and trim kit fits the cabinet nicely. We used the new hardware to create rails for the PEM31 and attached the rail guides to the microwave. Easy. The chrome-looking high-quality plastic trim front actually gets screwed into the wood cabinetry around the opening for the microwave. In other words the new unit sticks out further than the JEM31 did but in our case that's also no problem. I've never installed a microwave before but this just took a few minutes. Screws were included and the directions were clear. Attaching are photos of the finished product. Good luck!